Tourism

Mainland provinces receive greenlight to issue non-tourism visas to Macao

All mainland provinces will resume issuing non-tourism visas for travelling to Macao, according to a report by Macao Daily News. However, group tour visas and the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS), by which most mainland travellers are able to visit the SAR, remain suspended.

3 Aug, 2020

Government aims to expand local tours to Hengqin by month-end

The local government hopes to launch Macao tour group itineraries involving Hengqin by the end of August, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture said during Sunday's Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting.

3 Aug, 2020

Gaming receipts fall 94.5% in July

Macau's gross gaming revenue fell 94.5% year-on-year to MOP 1.344 billion (US$168 million) in July.

1 Aug, 2020

Macao tourism chief forecasts international travel only to return mid-2021

Macao's top tourism official says that Macao's international visitor arrivals will probably only return in the second half of next year.

30 Jul, 2020

Hotel guests fall 73% in H1 due to COVID-19

Macao's hotel guests dropped by 73.5% year-on-year to 1.83 million in the first half of this year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement today. 

29 Jul, 2020

MGTO to focus tourism promotion on mainland China until end of the year

Macao's tourism promotion up to the end of the year will essentially focus on mainland China, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said today.

29 Jul, 2020

1,000 out of 31,333 residents get chance to go on helicopter ride

Just 1,000 residents were lucky enough to be randomly picked on Monday from 31,333 who applied to go on the coveted “Helicopter Ride Experience”, one of the top attractions in the government-subsidised local tours.

28 Jul, 2020

MGTO trying to open the Grand Prix Museum to coincide with the races

Although the refurbishment work has been officially inspected for the Grand Prix Museum reopening, the installation of the vehicles, equipment, interactive games and exhibits could still not take place due to entry restrictions because of COVID-19.

28 Jul, 2020

Tourism board to face 35% budget cut next year

The preliminary 2021 budget proposed by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will see the tourism board’s funding slashed by more than one-third.

27 Jul, 2020

Government penalises travel agency for crashing helicopter tour registration platform

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has penalised a local travel agency participating in the “Macao Ready Go! Local Tours” for jeopardising its system’s functionality and apparently leading to last week’s crash.

27 Jul, 2020

New itineraries of Macao tours feature helicopter rides

The Macao Government Tourism Office will add 10 new itineraries from tomorrow to its ongoing subsidised programme for residents joining tour groups organised by travel agencies to tour the city, with one of them featuring helicopter rides.

21 Jul, 2020

Visitors fall 84% in the first half of the year

In the first half of 2020, the number of visitor arrivals decreased by 83.9% year-on-year to 3,268,900, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

20 Jul, 2020

‘Sacred Magnate’ wins SJM Macau Derby

“Sacred Magnate” won Sunday's SJM Macau Derby at the racecourse in Taipa, the gaming operator said in a statement.  

20 Jul, 2020

MGTO to add 10 itineraries to local tours

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said at the weekend that her office planned to introduce 10 more itineraries to the city’s local tours.

20 Jul, 2020

PATA features MGTO as destination partner in Dream to Travel Festival

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement on Tuesday that it was invited to spotlight Macao’s “destination glamour through a fun-filled programme” as a destination partner featured in the final week (13–17 July) of the Dream to Travel Festival, a virtual event launched by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

15 Jul, 2020

Macao ‘ready to go’ in promotional video and e-platform

The Macao Government Tourism Office's (MGTO) “Macao Ready Go” promotional video showcases Macao as an “ideal destination gearing up to welcome visitors from around the world in the future”.

15 Jul, 2020

COVID-19 quarantine waiver extended to 8 more GBA cities  (Update)

The Macao government said in a statement today that from 8 am Monday (6 July) Macao residents entering Zhuhai can visit the eight other mainland cities in the GBA.

5 Jul, 2020

Macao airport passengers drop 99.7% in June 

The Macau International Airport's number of passengers fell 99.76% year-on-year to 1,836 in June.

4 Jul, 2020

Italian chef adds twist to Vida Rica menu

Mandarin Oriental has given the menu at its Vida Rica Restaurant an update with a selection of classic Western cuisines with a twist by Chef de Cuisine Marco De Boni.

3 Jul, 2020

Galaxy offers free stay or restaurant experience to ‘affected bookers’

Galaxy Macau said on Sunday that it is offering complimentary accommodation or a restaurant experience for locals who successfully booked a stay at the hotel for MOP 10 on the internet but were told later it was invalid as it was the result of a system error.

29 Jun, 2020